Freitag, 15. Juli 2016

Let's go green! - Semuc Champey, Lanquin

Our ride from San Pedro to Lanquin started at 4.30am and ended at 7.30pm, a 15 hour trip with two shuttle buses and a quite adventures car ride, standing on the back of the car, on a dirt road. Totally tired we joined the family dinner in our hostel Utopia and went to bed directly afterwards. The hostel was very nice and totally abandonned in the jungle. Luckily, we were able to sleep in our hammocks for two nights there.

Actually, Semuc Champey is a national park with natural pools, a cave and a beautiful river. Unfortunately, the pools were closed due to the fact that the goverment want to steal the land from the local people. Assholes!! So they situated a lot of police officers to guard the entrance. What a shame! However, we were able to see two last pools close to the waterfalls on a viewpoint, could still visit the cave and float on the river in tubes, which was the best part. After the two night we moved to the hotel Las Marias where we could sleep directly at the river with our hammocks, what a view! The nature is so beautiful and it was so peaceful, without any other tourists, just us and the river. A wonderful time to remember!

After that we decided that it's time to move on to Honduras. The next day after another 6 hour bus ride to Rio Dulce and a 1 hour boat ride we arrived in Livingston. A town on the Rio Dulce river and the Pacific Caribbean coast. But don't get too excited it's not as nice as it sounds. For us the place we like the least in Guatemala. And because it's the only way to get to Honduras, these suckers charge maybe triple the price for transportation and it's in general more expensive. It looks like more violant too, because just today a man got killed by another guy in the morning. On a main road, by a strike to the head, with a machete! Sad stuff.

Anyway, after two nights we started our trip to Honduras.

So we said goodbye to Guatemala, a beautiful country with lovely peoole, delicious food and stunning nature.

¡Adios amigos!

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